A Better Way to Shop Second hand

Sunshine Thrift is your new favourite second hand online retailer. We have created a convenient way for you to shop preloved clothing and homewares all in one seamless shopping experience.

We get that up until now, some shoppers are still apprehensive about shopping second hand, and rightly so. There are some strange people on Depop!

But we're not like them, in fact we are the opposite. We want you to feel well within your consumer comfort zone when shopping second hand.

All of our products are hand selected by Erin, Sunshine Thrift's founder. She has done the leg work for you so you can shop the styles you like, at seriously good prices, without scrolling for days or diving head first into a clearance bin.

We promise you true value, excellent quality and an enjoyable second hand shopping experience.

Get Rid with Sunshine Thrift

In November 2023 we launched Get Rid, the newest and easiest way to clear out your unwanted homewares and clothes without the faff of online marketplaces.

Get a fair value for your item and get paid via PayPal, Sunshine Thrift vouchers or a donation to your chosen charity.

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Cream ceramic plant pot on a white background
Multicoloured glass shot glasses sitting in a gold holder with a white background
Womens ribbed cream heeled ankle boots on a white background
a black and a red satin draw string bags with floral detail on a white background

It's second hand but you wouldn't know it

It is our mission to get more people shopping second hand. We couldn't do this if we are stocking well worn, well used items.

We source exclusively brand new with tags or excellent condition items, so you don't have to worry about poor quality.

Womens clothes filling a purple mailer bag which is sitting on a chair next to shelves that have shoes, clothes, bags and ornaments on it

Why it's different (better) with us

We want your shopping habits to remain exactly as they were. Keep your expectations as high as they were because we will exceed them.

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Our Promises To You

  • Always beautifully packaged

    We will never send your item in a bin bag or supermarket carrier bag. Each order is packaged with care using 100% recyclable packaging.

  • Quick delivery

    We will never wait 7 days to send your order. All orders are despatched the next working day. Choose from express or standard delivery.

  • Full quality control

    Each and every item goes through a two-stage quality control check so you only ever receive the best second-hand fashion and home on offer.

  • You will never pay RRP with us

    Expect savings of at least 30% off RRP on items with tags and 50% on items without tags. We tell you how much you are saving on each product page.

  • Hand curated product range

    Forget browsing 800 million items, each item we sell is hand chosen with you in mind.

The Beginning

Hey! My name is Erin and I am the founder of Sunshine Thrift.

I started Sunshine Thrift in April 2023 because I felt as though I had been left behind in the shift towards shopping second hand. It was something I wanted to do, I just didn't know how, without having to take a huge leap outside of my consumer comfort zone.

Charity shops, online marketplaces and car boot sales were so far removed from what I was used to as a shopper that it just felt well out of my reach

And any experiences I did have when shopping second-hand were negative. Faulty items and orders sent in supermarket carrier bags. Why!?

Online shopping on the other hand? Well I had that down to a fine art.

But I just couldn't find my style from an online second hand retailer. I never really caught onto the Y2K/vintage trend. I know, the horror. 

And what about homewares? I don't mean true vintage furniture or ornamental glassware. I mean, the soft furnishings, cute knick knacks and personal touches that we put in our houses to make them feel like homes.

Oh and don't even get me started on the price of some of this stuff! Second hand shouldn't be a rip off. In fact, second hand retailers should be honest with their pricing so that you can see how much you are truly saving.

I felt like it was one barrier after another. All I wanted to do was continue shopping the brands which reflect my style and budget, but pay a little less. Paying a little less on brands which would normally be outside of my reach would have been a nice little bonus.

And then I realised, if shopping second hand was a more convenient, accessible, less of a hassle free experience then maybe more people would be inclined (because who doesn't want to reduce their impact on the environment)?

With Sunshine Thrift, we will bring you an online shopping experience to rival the ecommerce giants whilst you shop for cute second hand fashion and homewares.

Our mission is to reduce the gap between retail and second hand retail.

Thanking you kindly,

Your Sunshine bestie Erin